Development of Media/Communication Strategies for Local Assemblies in Ghana
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is implementing a project aimedat enhancingpublic demand and access to information on issues of governance and utilisation of public resources in eight (8) target Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana.
The project titled “Enhancing public participation and demand for accountability in local governance” is being implemented with funding support from STAR-Ghana to ensure that citizens in target MMDAs (especially women, youth and persons with disabilities), increasingly and sustainably access governance information, public goods and services through improved citizens-authorities engagement.
The project is also aimed at enhancing responsiveness by local authorities in target MMDAs to questions, concerns and development needs of local populations and increased information disclosure by local authorities on utilisation of public resources.
As part of the project, the MFWA seeks consultants to develop Media/Communication Strategies for Local Assembliesunder the project and also conduct training of assembly officials on the Strategies.
The MFWA hereby invites interested and competent consultants to submit applications for the functions specified in the scope of work below:
Scope of Work
The consultant will work closely with officials of a project district to discuss their communication outreach efforts, jointly develop a media/communications strategy with them, get the local assembly officials to validate the document and conduct a training for the officials on how to fully implement the strategy.
Below is a list of the project MMDAs:
Upper West Region: Wa Municipal Assembly, Wa East District Assembly, Wa West District Assembly, Lawra Municipal Assembly, and Sissala-East Municipal Assembly
Northern Region: West Mamprusi Municipal Assembly
Central Region: Twifo Atti-Morkwa
Western Region: Ellembele District Assembly
Specific Tasks for Consultant:
- Work closely with the selected partner project district for at least seven (7) working days. The first two days will be dedicated to meeting with key officials and discussing the assembly’s communication outreach efforts/activities, the gaps/challenges, strengths, opportunities and what can be improved.
- Work with the assembly officials to develop a media/communication strategy. The draft strategy should then be presented to a larger group of assembly officials for validation;
- Once the document is validated, the consultant will conduct training for the key assembly officials on how to effectively deploy the strategy.
- The consultant shall submit a detailed report and a copy of the validated media/communications strategy to the MFWA.
Consultant for this work will be engaged for a total of 10 working days between September – November, 2018.
Method of Submission of Application
Hardcopies of applications should reach the MFWA on or before September 14, 2018 and to the address below:
The Executive Director
Media Foundation for West Africa
30 Duade Street
September 3, 2018